Harlem’s Harry Lawrence “Wagner” Freeman

H__Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, New York City) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced. Continue Reading →

New American Quartet for Kabbalah-Inspired Jazz Concert In Harlem

Takashi Otsuka (New American Quartet)As part of its popular Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church will feature The New American Quartet for “Mystic Autumn,” a program of jazz inspired by the Kabbalah, Judaism’s book of mysticism. Continue Reading →

Teyana Taylor Arrives In Stores November 4th In Harlem (Warning video)

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Singer-songwriter, dancer/choreographer, actress, Harlem native, and G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings artist Teyana Taylor’s debut album VII arrives in stores November 4, 2014.

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65th Anniversary Of Rudy Van Gelder At Lincoln Center

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With Jamison Ross, drums; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Chris Pattishall, piano & Special Guests Mike Rodriguez, trumpet and Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone It has been almost two years since the 26-year-old drummer Jamison Ross took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, jazz’s number one spotlight for rising talent. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Mavis Staples One True Vine At White Light Festival

mavis staplesA fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement.  Continue Reading →

Former “America’s Got Talent” Contestant Performs In Harlem

nurse6u-1-webThis nurse heals with his voice. Brazilian-born tenor Luiz Meneghin, a former contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” wowed hundreds of elderly nursing home residents with his operatic vocals during a pop-up performance in East Harlem on Friday.

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Maya Angelou ‘Harlem Hopscotch’ Premiere (audio)

maya_0Iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, lecturer and Harlem resident Dr. Maya Angelou is set to release a unique album blending her lyrics with modern hip-hopmusic.

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Rasheeda Wallace Headlines The Rendezvous Tonight in Harlem

10402486_10152060572801809_6680242915880144273_nThe Rendezvous at Shrine World Music venue in Harlem, NY is one of NYC’s longest running events featuring live performances from independent artists like Rasheeda Wallace “The Queen of Street Soul”. Continue Reading →

Caleb Hawley Is Not ‘Seeing Colors’ In His Harlem (video)

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We love this song by American Idol participant and Harlem resident Caleb Hawley “Seeing Colors”. It’s a story about his living in Harlem, the reaction of people to him and his reaction to them. Continue Reading →